Apple Thread II | iOS 12 Out Now

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by Errkal » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:29 am

The articles says people are holding onto phones for up to 3 years which isn't really a suprise as the likes of o2 and Tesco offer 36 month contracts now as they "look" cheaper than EE and co as the monthly is slightly less.

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by Moggy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:33 am

I am not in a contract but see nothing to make me want to upgrade at the moment. My phone will be 3 years old later this year so I might get another one then if I have any money and/or if the new models are tempting.

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by NickSCFC » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:43 am

I think we've just got to the point where upgrading a phone isn't exciting anymore as the industry finds it harder to innovate.

You wouldn't upgrade your TV, laptop, games console or fridge/freezer every year, so why should your phone be any different?

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by Errkal » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:45 am

NickSCFC wrote:I think we've just got to the point where upgrading a phone isn't exciting anymore as the industry finds it harder to innovate.

You wouldn't upgrade your TV, laptop, games console or fridge/freezer every year, so why should your phone be any different?


Yeah there just isn't the need like there was when new stuff was coming each year. There was a point when I got excited about phone announcements as they had clever new cameras, or screens or whatever but now its the same thing and the only change is an even bigger price.

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by Moggy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:48 am

Christmas CrackErrkal wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:I think we've just got to the point where upgrading a phone isn't exciting anymore as the industry finds it harder to innovate.

You wouldn't upgrade your TV, laptop, games console or fridge/freezer every year, so why should your phone be any different?


Yeah there just isn't the need like there was when new stuff was coming each year. There was a point when I got excited about phone announcements as they had clever new cameras, or screens or whatever but now its the same thing and the only change is an even bigger price.


But this new one has 40% more processing power*! Just imagine how quickly your Facebook feed will run on that!

*and 30% less battery

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 12 Out Now
by NickSCFC » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:48 am

The only thing that would get me to upgrade from my Galaxy S8 any time soon would be a handset that would double as a Virtual Reality headset.

And I don't mean some crap like Gear VR, I mean being able to hook it up to my PS4 or PC in a similar way that PSVR or HTC Vive does.

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by Mafro » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:56 am

Still feels like the last genuinely huge thing in phones was the iPhone 4 and that was 9 years ago.

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by Robbo-92 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:30 pm

One of the big things is that they’ve hit their pricing ceiling for what people are willing to pay to upgrade every year or other year. Only reason I’m looking to buy an iPhone this year is because I’m still running a Windows phone that is frankly a dying platform (unless things change in the future) and a couple of apps I need for work aren’t supported on my phone, meaning I’ll have to go iOS or Android, and I’m already used to iOS having used iPads for a while so it kind of makes sense to me.

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by GrinWithoutaKat » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:40 am

Before buying the XS Max this year, I had my iphone 5 for 6 years. Never really felt like I was missing out. Once you do upgrade, it would be very hard to go back, but I can see myself having this one for a similar length of time.

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by Errkal » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:41 am

Apple to put iTunes on Samsung TVs

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/6/18170 ... -airplay-2


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